Thursday and Friday have been declared public Holidays by the Federal Government of Nigeria.
Federal Government of Nigeria has declared Thursday 30th and Friday 31st July 2020 as Public Holidays to mark year 2020 Eid el-Kabir Celebrations.
This was contained in a statement from the Ministry of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola.
The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola made this known while making the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government of Nigeria.
He used the opportunity and congratulate Muslim faithfuls and all Nigerians both at home and in diaspora on the occasion.
The Minister called on the Muslims to continue in imbibing the spirit of love, peace, kindness and sacrifice, as exemplified by the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon Him).
He also charged them to also use the period to pray for peace, unity, prosperity and the stability of the country especially as the world is witnessing global health challenges caused by Covid-19 pandemic.
Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola gave the assurance that the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is fully committed to battling the deadly scourge with the cooperation of all Nigerians.
Federal Government of Nigeria celebrates year 2020 Eid el-Kabir with a 2 – day Public Holiday
The Minister emphasised that the Federal government of Nigeria would continue to foster peaceful coexistence, national cohesion and stability in its march towards actualizing the full potentials of the country.
Ogbeni Rauf Aregbosola called on all Nigerians to join hands with the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari in its avowed determination to build a peaceful, harmonious and prosperous country.
In line with the President’s resolve to ensure the rights of every citizen, are protected and guaranteed, as enshrined in the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
He charged Nigerians to take responsibility against the spread of the COVID-19 virus and also to stay safe by observing physical and social distancing, personal and respiratory hygiene, as well as other regulations issued by relevant authorities.